Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Well, today I designated a play day. I've been piecing and sewing and today I want to pull out the fabric paints and Paintstiks and just play around and experiment. I haven't done so in ages; I guess I just don't like the mess that happens when I pull out the paints. I need to get an early start because I like working on the dining room table and that's where hubby does his homework. The last time I did this I had the stuff out for a week! I think I may limit my playing to the Paintstiks. I haven't used them in awhile because the last time I had them out I wasn't thrilled with anything I did...I think I was trying too hard to accomplish something. I need to learn how to just let loose and have no expectations. I just read an article about this; if you go in with the attitude that whatever happens, happens, you'll enjoy yourself more than if you have the "I must create something" attitude (which is my usual way of doing things). I've felt stuck for several days on a quilt...the one I moved on to after being stuck on another one! One needs the outside border and the other needs to be quilted. Since I can't get into either right now I think maybe it's time to totally walk away from the sewing. Who knows? Maybe this time a happy accident will happen!